Nfld. & Labrador

Bedbugs discovered at St. John's nursing home

​Bedbugs were found over the weekend at a long-term care facility in the east end of St. John's.

Eastern Health says pest control gave the all-clear at Pleasant View Towers on Tuesday

Eastern Health said bedbugs were discovered at Pleasant View Towers on June 3. (Laura Howells/CBC)

​Bedbugs were found over the weekend at a long-term care facility in the east end of St. John's — but have since been exterminated, according to Eastern Health.

In a statement, the health authority told CBC News that the bedbugs were discovered in a single resident room at Pleasant View Towers on June 3 and pest control was contacted immediately.

"A single room underwent an extermination and isolation precautions of that room were put in place," the statement read.

Eastern Health said pest control did a follow-up assessment on June 6, and all areas were then deemed to be free of bedbugs. 

Pleasant View Towers is the newest and largest nursing home in St. John's, with 460 beds for residents who need Level 3 or Level 4 care.

It opened in 2014, replacing the Hoyles-Escasoni complex.

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